Kosovo Human Development Reports
The objective of the Kosovo Human Development reports is research that stimulates public debates and improves policymaking. The overall aims are wider than merely producing a report, and include offering a practical resource to policymakers, as well as building the capacity of national researchers and academia for human-development-related research.
To date, UNDP Kosovo has published eight national Human Development Reports. The ninth KHDR discusses employment and human development. This shorter and more focused KHDR is in line with the recommendations of the evaluation and forward-looking assessment undertaken in February-March 2015 and intends to analyze the long-term unemployment, the large group of Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), the high inactivity rate and youth unemployment. The KHDR on employment and human development will thoroughly analyze the employment opportunities and labour market from a holistic and inclusive perspective. The report will provide the Ministry of Labour and Welfare with sustainable human development policy recommendations in order to overcome the existing challenges the Kosovo population is confronted with.more
Projects and Initiatives
Human Development is about creating an environment where people are able to have a dignified life and having a decent job is one of the fundamental needs for a healthy socio-economic environment. In the context of Kosovo, employment means nutritious food on the table, a better house to live in, better health, access to education and greater personal freedom. Despite the continuing positive rates of economic growth each year, Kosovo’s economy faces challenges in creating employment opportunities for its citizens. The main employment indicators, measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) remain unpromising. The unemployment rate continues to be above 30%, having a higher impact on young women and men (61%). The same data show that long-term unemployment and inactivity rates remain very high. However, to better understand the causes of these negative indicators in the labour market, UNDP is seeking to analyse further the long-term unemployment, the large group of Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs), the high inactivity rate and youth unemployment based on the datasets available.more